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from fort leavenworth in kansas to new mexico, conquering new mexico to california. that happens about the same time. neither of these tremendously to restrain what polk wants, which is peace and the securing of california and texas into the american union. mexico refuses to surrender despite the fact trees of both taylor and carney. the poked pope is jesus and winfield scott to invade central mexico. he bombards veracruz and travels through central mexico securing the capital of the fall of 1847. now in the eyes of americans, it was sort of a foregone conclusion that there sideway because most u.s. citizens harbored a host of racist police of mexican men. foremost among them being mexican men were too lazy and cowardly to fight. in point of fact, mexican troops but very hard as you can see in this print, mexico produces few images of the were so it's great when you find them so you can get a sense of how their envisioning this happening. mexico lost all of these battles and ultimately lost the military side of the war because they had vastly inferior weapons. their leadership was terr
narrative that export help people in the united states in new mexico, hellebore impacted them and their families abraham lincoln makes his first major political speech that i found to be quite widely documented in disgust in newspapers. it's condemning the war. the first political stance on the national stage is actually against the u.s. mexico or. another person i talked about is john j. horgan who saw of you may be familiar with, part of a very important family in jacksonville. and for a time he was leading with politician in the state of illinois. this is hard instead that the u.s.-mexico war that have made lincoln's path forward possible because he was under the shadow of john harden before that happened. "italian little bit about the war. the north american invasion began when president james k. polk sent troops into a disputed area between the new lenses and rio grande rivers with the intention of starting a war he wanted war. he was sent on this -- declaring war. the day before he found out that mexicans have crossed the rio grande and killed 14 soldiers in this dispute
through new mexico, all the way to california. and unfortunately, neither of these tremendous victories bring what polk wants, which is peace in the securing of california and texas into the union. mexico refuses to surrender, despite the victories. so polk decides to invade central mexico. and he bombards veracruz and travel throughcentral mexico, securing the capital in the fall of 1847. in the eyes of americans, it was sort of a poor pollution that their side would win. and win easily. most u.s. citizens harbored racist beliefs about mexican man. foremost being that they were cowardly to fight. in fact, mexican troops fought hard come, as you can see in this rare print. you can actually get a sense of what their rendition wasn't what was happening. mexico lost all of these battles and ultimately lost the military side of the board because they had interior weapons and their leadership was terrible. mexico's government was internal. they were broke. there were various battles where there were no money. the army was supporting itself. because hostile american tribes in new mexico had s
from new mexico. mr. bingaman: mr. president, i'd ask that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. bingaman: in 181, in his first inaugural address, president reagan said -- quote -- "government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." i came to the senate two years later in 1983 with the firm belief that in most cases his statement was wrong. i believed then and i believe now that the federal government can be a constructive force for good in protecting and maintaining the civil liberties of all americans, in maintaining and strengthening our economy, in he can prosecuting our environment -- in protecting our environment and in helping americans live product tiffed and fulfilling lives. as i luke back over the last -- as i look back over the last 30 years, many of the arguments that have consumed our time here in the senate, whether on questions of spending or taxes or regulation or fiscal policy, those questions have divided between those who saw government as the problem and those who believed that it could an
-back, and cincinnati, their next game is at new mexico at home and they have to play at pittsburgh. if they can't score the ball better they're going to lose soon. >> doug: they went to the sweet 16 and they have four veteran starters. a team you don't want to play if you're hitting perimeter jump shots. north carolina fresh off the loss on the road, returning home to mighty mcneese state. get-right game as reggie bullock helps them take the lead to get going, then they start hitting trey after trey. >> seth: they were 13-20 behind the arc, good to see them feeling good. >> doug: bottom right corner they take on unlv, a payback game as rebels come to town. texas traveling without myck kabongo, out 23 games, the ncaa reduced its suspension but they could not stop derrick nix inside, 25 and listen for the big fellow. >> seth: without galen bond their second best player. he's hurt. they got their big guys going, nix a career high 25 points nailing his free throws like gottlieb back in the day. >> doug: stop it, stop it. give me the top three in the big ten. michig
is at new mexico at home and they have to play at pittsburgh. if they can't score the ball better they're going to lose soon. >> doug: they went to the sweet 16 and they have four veteran starters. a team you don't want to play if you're hitting perimeter jump shots. north carolina fresh off the loss on the road, returning home to mighty mcneese state. get-right game as reggie bullock helps them take the lead to get going, then they start hitting trey after trey. >> seth: they were 13-20 behind the arc, good to see them feeling good. >> doug: bottom right corner, they take on unlv, a payback game as rebels come to town. texas traveling without myck kabongo, out 23 games, the ncaa reduced its suspension but they could not stop derrick nix inside, 25 and listen for the big fellow. >> seth: without galen bond, their second best player. he's hurt. they got their big guys going, nix a career high 25 points nailing his free throws like gottlieb back in the day. >> doug: stop it, stop it. give me the top three in the big ten. michigan. then who? >> seth: i still think michigan and indiana are
might grated from, say, california, texas, new mexico, because of job opportunities in arizona over the last decade or so. but that's not unlike perhaps the white population, too. it's very hard to find native arizonans. so, a lot of the people there are transplants from elsewhere and i think that explains a lot as to why the latino voters are still the sleeping giant in arizona. we saw them surge in new mexico and of course colorado and nevada, but in arizona they're still asleep some people ask why. i think in part it's because they have not established rooting, the roots in the community like in, say, california or texas. >> go into the numbers a little bit. what percentage of the population -- we heard the percentage of electorate. give us a sense of the percentage of the population, what they -- growth rate, expansion. >> in arizona, approximately one-third of the population are hispanic background. but when we take into consideration the qualifications to vote, the voting age population, only have 25% eligible to vote in terms of being over 18. but of that population, one-thir
new mexico, north texas, panhandle of oklahoma across kansas, missouri, southern indiana and illinois this is where light snow is heading your way. winter weather advisory means slippery travel but not a blockbuster event and cancel your events. travel with care especially northern, the panhandle of oklahoma, up through kansas this morning the snow is breaking out shown here in white. we'll be watching missouri. traveling interstate 70 during the morning hours. that's where you'll deal with snowy weather and this will continue through much of the day. we just changed over to snow in joplin. interstate 44 right now mostly rain but we'll watch interstate 70 later today. that's a troublesome drive and a major thoroughfare. one to three inches from indianapolis to st. louis to kansas city to wichita including areas around topeka, kansas. other areas of the country won't see much snow. very cold. northern new england very cold. boston is at 22. maine is in the single digits with negative numbers in the northern plains. very cold out there today. minneapolis, fargo, duluth, and that cold a
surging in new mexico of course, and, of course, colorado and nevada. but in arizona they are still asleep and people ask why. i think in part because they have not established the roots, the risen the community like latino populations have been, say, california or texas. >> do with the numbers a bit. what percentage of the population, what percentage of elected they made it this time around. give us a sense of the percentage of the population, the growth rates, the expansion. >> in arizona, approximately one-third of the population are hispanic background. but when we take into consideration qualifications to go, you only have 25% that are eligible to vote in terms of being over 18. but of the population, one-third are disqualified from participating in an election because of their citizenship status. so that whittles the numbers dramatically, so you really own have about 15% of the electora electorate, of the rush of voters being hispanic. >> what are the projections for, say, the next two decades or so? will they become, with a double in the national voting bloc? what are they doing? >>
are recent arrivals, not necessarily for a-porn, but having migrated from california to new mexico because the drop of jobs opportunity if the past decade or so. that is not unlike the white population, too. it is very hard to find needed arizonans. a lot of people there are transplants from elsewhere. that explained a lot as to why the latino voters are still the sleeping giant in arizona. we saw them surging into mexico and colorado and nevada, but in arizona this year still asleep, and some people ask why, in part, because they're not established the roots. what percentage of the population, give us a sense of the percentage of the population, the growth rate, the expansion. >> in arizona, approximately one-third of the population are hispanic background. but when we take into consideration the qualifications to be able to vote, the voting age population, only 25 percent that are eligible to vote, or in terms of being over 18. of the population, one-third are disqualified from participating in elections because of their citizenship status. that twiddles the number down dramatically. onl
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: these are required in many other states including new mexico, where recidivism rates went down by 75%. this weekend, and new year's eve, police say their best advice for the public is to plan ahead. >> you know you're going to go out. there's a possibility that you're going to be drinking at the party at the event. so either have a designated driver, plan on staying at your friend's house. >> reporter: take a cab, bus, caltrain or bart, and ring in 2013 safely and responsibly. and bill 55 would make those ignition interlock devices mandatory for one year for those reoffenders. in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> we want to go back to cbs 5 reporter linda yee who asked what can legendary lawman william bratton do for the city of oakland? here's her story. >> reporter: he's riding into oakland with his legendary reputation of being the country's toughest crime fighter. every year, bill bratton was the chief of los angeles police, violent crime was reduced. his changes started with the officers in his own department. >> some saturday nights there were no gang units work in th
've crossed the red line. joining us is former new mexico governor bill richardson and andrew mccarthy. governor, he said that we have -- you know, a red line is here for us if we start seeing chem weapons being moved around. chemical weapons are being moved around. now he actually shifted his statement today, if they used them. what does that show but weakness for america if he doesn't mean what he says? >> well, i don't believe the president has changed his position. i'm not privy to all the discussions, but it's been very clear that the latest words are they're going to be some serious consequences. what you don't want to do, sean, at this stage is you don't want to give the other side what you're going to do, so there's ambiguity that is used in did i diplomacy. what we don't want is hezbollah, for instance, to get ahold of some of these chemical weapons and they're near sop of these weapon sites. there's a political element here that might be changing, and that is russia's position. if russia unloads their support of assad, i think assad is almost gone, and you are seeing that hap
, there's new mexico governor susanna martinez, louisiana governor bobby jindal, south carolina governor nicki hailey and brian sandoval. two of the contenders intersect with the contingent of women would-be nominees. along with minnesota congressman michele bachmann. she isn't the only do over on the list. she's joined by fellow pennsylvania senator rick santorum and texas governor rick perry. texas congressman ron paul for once isn't on the list. but his son, senator rand paul, is creating a category with jeb bush that we're going to call relatively speaking. then there are the guys weighing a presidential run who let's say say national name recognition isn't a strong point. john thune and indiana governor-elect mike pence may not win national popularity contests at least this year, but both have been hailed for their leadership potential. as shining stars in the gop. they may have to compete for the party faithful, but those accustomed to a certain level of national fame, if not infamy. those like new jersey governor chris christie. perhaps, the only contender to have actually hugged
into new mexico, snowfall there. some of the new year's eve celebrations may be on the short side, especially in grand forks, north dakota, where the wind-chill factor, sanjay, supposed to be minus 28 degrees tonight. >> karen, thank you so much. i think people will still be standing out in new york city tonight. >> yeah, couldn't pay me enough to go stand out there in the cold. >> no bags and no booze. >> you know what? if this fiscal cliff thing is done, i'm going to sleep. however, if it isn't dealt with, your taxes are going to go up. your grocery bill might go up too. the deal that could affect milk prices, next. and a new year's message from washington from one of our viewers. >> my new year's message to washington is this. there are not wealthy enough and corporations to keep you in office. in this light, grow up, govern, and most importantly. support middle class policies. am i on this one? no, no, no, no, no. i am on this one. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simpl
new mexico asks the senator from nebraska to yield. mr. johanns: i will. the presiding officer: the senator. mr. udall: the senator from nebraska has talked about the rules not being able to be changed because internally in the senate rules, there is a provision that says you need a supermajority, two-thirds of the senate to change the rules. so this is the proposition that we are hearing argued by many senators that we're changing the rules to break the rules. breaking the rules to change the rules. we have heard that repeated several times over and over again on the senate floor. now, the other side of the argument, as the senator i think well knows since he worked up here and was around and saw senator bird, is that the constitution is superior to the senate rules, and the constitution specifically says that article 1, section 5, that each house may determine the rules of its proceedings, and statutory production applied to that means simple majority, determine the rules of its proceedings. this is a standard interpretation construction, and we know that supermajorities are
's shocking and, again, like i have lived in new york and california most of my life. i was raised in new mexico and certainly a lot of people there still do feel that way and i do forget there are so many parts of our nation that feel that way and i think a lot of it is really lack of knowledge. >> something extraordinary happened on tuesday as voters in colorado and washington state said yes to legalizing marijuana for recreational use. it's a stunning move. >> when you last did an interview with this show, larry king was the host. >> yeah. >> and you admitted to him halfway through that you were actually high at the time, you had infused yourself of some marijuana. so i've got to ask you the question, have you come similarly infused today? >> what's today? >> it can be any day you like. >> did you wake up this morning and have a quick, you know? >> i probably did, i probably did, if i remember. you know, that short term stuff. >> do you take a lot of it? >> i think some people have more tolerance, you know, for smoking pot than others and i know people that can take one hit and just go
. >>> violent protests delayed the inauguration of mexico's new president earlier today. take a look at what unfolded there in the streets. officials there say more than 2500 people took to the streets of mexico city, just a few blocks from where the new president was set to be sworn in. we're told that three protesters were hurt in clashes with police. one student is reportedly in critical condition there. demonstrators are accusing pena nieto of using bribery to win the election. those protesters were eventually dispersed and the new president was sworn in today. i want to bring in telemundo's julio vaquero from mexico city. mexico looking to boost its ties with the united states economically. what areas specifically are they trying to work on? >> hello, craig. it's a pleasure to be with you. well, these representative the beginning of a six-year term in which this new administration has said it has plans to create more steps to accelerate economy in the first place, to reduce the violence related to the war on drugs, and also to create a stronger ties with the united states. the concentra
fox was relected and followed by calderon a new mexico can president. he is like the tony blare of mexico and reformed the left party and wants to continue good relations. a lot of good will. secretary clinton makes phone calls every day . why can't she make one for a marine in need. we have a huge economic had relationship with mexico and they are number three behind canada and chin a. a lot of leverage we should start bying. >> brian: if we can't get the secretary of state's attention or assistant secretary of state's attention you think american people should cancel tourist and cruises to that area or anything else we can do? >> yeah, when mexico realizes that what is on the line and something that you just mentioned it is it a huge amount is tourism and really when they, you know this man has been in jail for more than four months. he try tod facility law and declared the weapon to the border guard. is it worth them getting the venal corrupt image on top of all of the violence that why associate with mexico. do they want to pay the millions and billions in lost tourism just
doing it in an isolated place in new mexico. i tried to talk him into doing it in a place where there is an ocean and something worth looking. at any rate, his plan to put spaceports in five or six different countries, he wants to do one or you can let people see the northern lights during your space flight. so he has some really neat ideas about where it could be done. when you look at where funds are available for a space port, there is one planned in dubai. there is not one affordable enough to fly into orbit, so i suggest that we had better solve that problem and then think about what a space port would look like. >> your thoughts on using model aviation as a funnel for youth to get into aircraft engineering, because your friends at the faa are trying to lump us then with the uab program. >> not just the faa. they are now in the air force debating how do you give an air medal to a person that flies a drone and kills people in more, and that night goes to las vegas show and sleeps with his wife. that is actually happening today. those drone things are flying just outside of l
saturday's "new york times." don from new mexico on the line for independence. you are on a "the washington journal." what do you think about the fiscal cliff and talks being a still make -- stalemate? caller: we need to quit hyperventilating. costco is declaring a $7 dividend on their income this year. what does that mean? it means at the end of this process, the federal government will be bringing in more money to its coffers. the richest one half of 1% of americans will receive 50% of their income from capital gains and dividends. whatever the situation is, at this particular time, the major corporations and the wealthy in this country are taking income and capital gains and dividends. whatever happens, we are going to be bringing more money into the treasury. costco is an example of that. host: a couple of more items. from a facebook this morning at facebook.com/cspan. back to the phones. regina is calling us on the line for democrats. she is calling us from michigan this morning. caller: my comment is, i think we should go over the fiscal cliff and let everybody pay a little bit more i
new mexico for five minutes. mr. udall: mr. president -- and thank you, senator kerry, for the recognition, and, mr. president, really appreciate it. i've been an early supporter of the ratification of this important treaty, and i'm pleased to have been able to work with senators durbin, mccain, harkin, moran, coons, and barrasso and in particular want to say thank you to the chairman and the ranking member on the foreign relations committee. i thank all of these fine senators for their bipartisan work on this bill. we still have work to do to improve our treatment and acceptance of disabled persons, but through the americans with disabilities act, the united states has been at the forefront of protecting the dignity of people with disabilities. this treaty will help expand american values and leadership throughout the world. it is a vital step forward in respecting the rights of the disabled. as a member of the foreign relations committee, i am aware of the challenges that many countries face. these challenges include supporting their disabled citizens. our nation has
't the senator from arizona -- i'm going to hold off on that if i may. but they recognize the senator from new mexico for five minutes. >> mr. president, thank you, senator kerry for the recognition and mr. president, and really appreciated. i've been an early supporter of the ratification of this important treaty and i'm pleased to have been able to work with senators durbin, mccain, harkin, moran, koons and barrasso in particular want to stay thank you to the chairman and raking member of the foreign relations committee. i think all of these fine senators for their bipartisan work on this bill. we still have work to do to improve our treatment and acceptance of disabled persons. through the americans with disabilities act, the united states has been at the forefront of protecting the dignity of people with disabilities. this review will help expand american values and leadership throughout the world. it is a vital step forward in respecting the rights of the disabled. as a member of the foreign relations committee, i'm aware of the challenges of many countries face. these challenges include
officer: the senator from new mexico. without objection. mr. bingaman: i give back all remaining time and ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a tough time? there appears to be a sufficient second. there is a sufficient second. the question is on dpoirnlation of the shea nomination and the clerk will call the will call t. vote: vote: vote: vote: the presiding officer: are there any senators in the chamber wishing to vote or to change their vote? if not, on this vote the ayes are 72, the nays are 23, and the nomination is confirmed. under the -- under the previous order, the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table. the president will be immediately informed of the senate's action, and the senate will resume legislative session. the senator from michigan. mr. levin: mr. president, the russia pntr bill is before us. it takes a long overdue action by ending the application of jackson-vanik sanctions to russia. jackson-vanik is no longer relevant to russia because russia no longer restricts the free emigration of its people. the soviet union be
. they can use it to help in their recovery efforts in the most flexible way possible host: new mexico has two air force bases, two national research allowance, and many folks are dependent on federal money for work and assistance programs. for her. -- it will hurt. , democratic caller. caller: explain the logic behind what taxing one of our biggest corporations, which is the religious work -- religious churches and all of that that make $10 trillion a year. and also, how come medicare pays for -- i think it is $1 billion now -- a formula enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. -- for male enhancement drugs. that is a pleasure, not a need. host: independent caller, go ahead. caller: i would like to bring up the point that you have brought of the federal portion of the moneys and the money does not go -- come out of nowhere. that is the tax dollars, or has been borrowed, were printed. that money is not without cost. i would like to have your opinion on that. thet: you're referring to state's share that has to match the federal dollars, and yes, it has to come from somewhere. we h
this if they can find an 18-year-old to go with them. host: we have a call from debbie from new mexico. caller: i'm on the air? host: go ahead. caller: your comments about the medications making them so sullen. i work in a psychiatric facility for juveniles and you're right they stop being suicide al. but instead they become extremely aggressive. aggressive to the point where the courts petition to get them out of the jail because they can't handle them because they're so aggressive. host: let me clarify. is that after they take anti-depressants? caller: yes they do. i work in a sike facility in albuquerque. and we have killers there. and they stop the depression stops but they become -- because of these anti-depress nths that they take. we have one machine in the whole united states that actually measures seratonin. other than that they're being prescribed like m and ms. they all have a fixation with guns. we do have killers in the facility. and this idea that this is the meds are going to make them sullen, no, your information is correct i'm on the front lines working with these kids and no as
country now-- wyoming-- but not exactly a peaceful one. it had happened before, in new mexico, where over 100 men were killed in 1878; in montana, where scores more died only a few years later; and now it was happening in wyoming-- range war. the stakes were always the same--cattle and land. and the opponents were the same-- big ranchers versus farmers seeking open range to settle on under the homestead act. the cattle man who came first and carved his vast rangeland out of the wilderness saw himself facing destruction as the homesteaders settled on his range, fencing him off from the grass and the water. the homesteader had many names in the west-- squatter, nester, and sometimes, with truth, rustler. the cattlemen struck back, fast and hard. ♪ ( dog barking ) what are you doin' here, nicky? ( barking continues ) mom? mom! mom, what happened? what's the matter? oh-- they-- ( sobs ) oh, homer. ma, where's pa? ma, what happened? ( nicky barks ) homer! hey! hey, hold up there! homer? what do you think you're doing? that's our cow. i know it is, son. it's got our brand on her. can't you re
. president? the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. bingaman: are we in a quorum call, mr. president? the presiding officer: we are not. mr. bingaman: mr. president, earlier today, the senate voted to grant permanent normal trade relations to russia by a vote of 92-4 and i strongly supported that bill. to extend pntr to russia, we had to repeal an out-of-date policy that was adopted during the cold war. that is, the jackson-vanik amendment. i want to speak briefly on the senate floor this afternoon about another out-of-date policy of the cold war that i believe should be ended, and that is the trade embargo on cuba. i have spoken about this many times in the past, along with senator pell, senator dodd and many others. i argued against the helms-burton act in 1996. for the past 50 years, our country's policy toward cuba has been essentially stagnant. the core element of our policy, our foreign policy, which is the embargo, has authorized in a proclamation signed by president kennedy on february 3, 1962. that's 51 years ago. at that time, president kennedy justified the emba
of this year at the conclusion of the 112th congress -- daniel akaka of hawaii, jeff bingaman of new mexico, scott brown of massachusetts, kent conrad of north dakota, jim demint of south carolina, kay bailey hutchison of texas, herb kohl of wisconsin, jon kyl of arizona, joseph lieberman of connecticut, richard lugar of indiana, ben nelson of nebraska, olympia snowe of maine, and jim webb of virginia. they have all worked ceaselessly to give their constituents the best representation and give the country the benefit of their views, their wisdom and their experiences. they're men and women who are committed to the nation and they have every day in different ways contributed to this senate and to our great country. and i want to thank them personally for their service and in so many cases their personal kindness to me. to listen to my points and to -- together hopefully serve this senate and this nation in a more positive and progressive way. in particular let me say a few words about some of the members who i had the privilege to work with very closely. senator daniel akaka, had who like hi
, new mexico, kentucky. so we talk about $620 billion being spread across the economy that will be individual hits to individual states and individual people that will be hit harder if this qulif does take effect. >> some sobering numbers. >>> the phrase that got the most nominations on the list of words to be banished, fiscal cliff. so we want to know what other phrases should be banned and why? tweet us. we have your responses coming up next. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, you'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i ge
to be the best that they can be. host: republican caller. caller: this is smitty from farmington, new mexico. what a wonderful time to get in. ms. sawhill, you are so outdated it's incredible. if anybody wants to know how much money we waste, we just recently had a guy up in the northwest that won a lottery, took home $800,000 cash, and went down to his local -- his local food stamp office, told them that he won the money and they said he still qualified for food stamps. these people are nuts. the federal government probably has a minimum, a very minimum, and i worked for government and i worked in the utility industry which is almost the same as working for government, at least 40% overpaid, at least too many people working. at least 40% working than they need to do the job. when they say they're cutting the government, they're not cutting a darn thing. congress doesn't vote for raises any more. they get automatic raises unless people have the gonads and say they don't need a raise this year. i don't think they've done it since they put that into effect. they don't vote on raises any more.
: her four friends remain behind bars in mexico. >>heather: news on efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff with just over three weeks remaining until automatic tax hikes and spending cuts kick in unless a budget deal is reached, the white house saying that president obama met with republican house speaker boehner on ways to overcome their differences. steve is live for us in washington, with more on this. steve? >>reporter: the house speaker went for a white house for a one-on-one chat, the first time they have sat down without other leaders and it could represent an important step toward avoiding the fiscal cliff. the last time the 39 and the speaker met was with other members of congress november 15. they talked wednesday last week but that was a conversation by telephone. now they have sat down face to face. this top level meeting is important in any negotiating process in washington, dc. the fact they met on a sunday underscores the urgency. the white house confirmed the talks were held to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff and lines of communication remain open. the white hou
from the fumes. >>> mexico sharing in its new president amid protests, taking the oath of office, bringing the institutional revolutionary ruling party back to power after a 12-year hiatus. >> gregg: leading al-qaeda terror suspect in yemen now in police custody. government spokesman saying the suspect is one of the country's most wanted fugitives and one of the most deadly leaders in the terror network responsible for a number of terrorist attacks. washington considers the branch the most dangerous offshoot. >> heather: in florida, two brothers, ages 20 and 30, are under arrest charged with plotting to provide support to terrorists and to use weapons of mass destruction within the united states. the two men are of pakinstani descent, but they are naturalized u.s. citizens. federal prosecutors say that the brothers provided cash and support for conspiracy to obtain some sort of explosives. no specific targets were revealed and details of the suspected plot have not been released. >> gregg: getting new details in the reported murder-suicide involving the professional football play
. megyn: we are getting some significant new information on a u.s. marine jailed in mexico as we get some specific details on why mexico is digging in its heels against releasing this vet. up next, we'll talk to a u.s. congressman and marine who says he is ready to go south of the border himself to free that veteran from this nightmare situation. how's he going to do that? we'll ask him next. >>> and this is new fallout from the president's news conference yesterday after he appeared to suggest that the reason it's so hard to get things done in washington in particular a deal on this fiscal cliff is because the republicans just don't like him. that debate just ahead. >>> and a lawsuit over a movie seen by virtually every american every christmas as the yellow-eyedville ape of "a christmas story" heads to court. farcus in kelly's court. stay tuned. ♪ megyn: welt, we are getting new details today on the challenge to free a marine held in a dangerous mexican prison. john hammer's family had hoped to see him for christmas, but we are just learning the specific concerns raised in a recent le
american the singer. >>pam: new details in the deadly plane crash that killed a mexican american singer, jenni rivera's death still leaves many questions unanswered. the u-s is now sending crash experts to mexico to help in the investigation into the plane crash that killed rivera along with six others. the national transportation safety board says its investigators will help the mexican government. the learjet with seven people on board went down sunday afternoon in a mountain area in northern mexico. the flight was headed to mexico city. in the wreckage, investigators found jenni rivera's license confirming that was her plane. the mexican news agency notimex is reporting that the learjet that crashed was 43-years-old jet. according to n-t-s-b records, the plane suffered substantial damage in a 2005 accident in texas as well. she has five children you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we ha
believe it is the beginning of a new era. you have to come to mexico to discover what is it. >> gonzalez also saw the calendar as an opportunity. he opened a boutique hotel in the closest city. >> judging by a number of hotels being built in town and operators being created, we can tell there's a lot of expectation, a few hotels are giving discounts because it's the end of the world. >> some mayans have complained about the exploitation of their culture. but she says they are in the minority. >> what i have seen is they're very happy. they see the benefit because the nice thing about the tourism is that it shares the benefit with everyone. >> others disagree. alphonso runs tours to mayan communities and says the tourist dollars are going elsewhere. >> most of the money is spent in transportation, and they don't own taxes, hotels, restaurants, and here they don't have those services yet. >> yet may be the word. hotels across the five mayan states are nearly sold out. the hope is that interest in the culture is long-term. assuming everybody survives december 21st. >> nick, you still there?
. >> mr. chairman, will the commission commit to negotiating new arrangements for the state department, canada and mexico as mentioned in paragraph 34 of the commission's notice of proposed rulemaking before repacking broadcast frequencies, yes or no? >> i am not sure of that provision but we are looking forward to work with canada and mexico. >> yes or no? >> i have to look at the provision. >> the law requires you to do it. >> we will comply with the law. >> i hope so. mr. chairman, section 6403-b-2 of the spectrum act requires the commission to, quote, make all reasonable efforts to preserve, of the day of enactment of this act, the coverage area and population served of each broadcast licensee as determined using the methodology described in o- et bulletin 69 of the office of engineering and technology. does the commission intend to define explicitly what such reasonable efforts will it constitute, yes or no? >> yes, it's part of our decision. >> mr. chairman, does the commission expect to have defined such reasonable efforts, yes or no? >> yes, it's part of our decision. >> mr. ch
in new equipment and expansion across six u.s. manufacturing plants in southeast michigan. the latest move is part of its commitment to invest 6.2 billion dollars in u.s. plants by 2015. and mexico's largest airline ordering six 787 dreamliners from boeing with confirmation rights for four additional aircraft. the order is worth more than 1.4 billion dollars. and thousands of workers at 15 east coast ports are still threatening to strike if new deal on wages and container royalties is not reached. the white house says it is monitoring the situation and urges both parties to reach a deal quickly. and that is today's speed read. shibani: that's how it's done. david: that's how it's done. shibani: we are just four days away before the fiscal cliff deadline, and as many investors scramble to adjust their portfolios, we've got a money manager who says he's got three plays that could yield you 20% no matter what the fiscal cliff resolution ends up being. joining us now is randy warren, warren financial services cio. thanks for joining us. >> nice to be here. thank you. shibani: so right off
going for a swim in mexico. she just got married in july. >>> berkeley fire department has a new leader this morning. chief debra priers retired after 27 years with the department. she broke numerous barriers. the 51-year-old was berkeley's first female firefighter, its first female chief, and the second black female fire chief in the country. the newlywed wants to spend more time with her husband. deputy chief gill dong will leave the department temporarily. >>> and would-be parents here in the bay area are still holding out hope that somehow they are going to be able to adopt children from russia. that is despite a new law just signed by russian president vladimir putin. he signed it yesterday, banning american families from making adoptions. in san francisco, a woman who asked us not to identify her is already halfway through the adoption process and she says she is not giving up. there is a 3-year-old girl waiting for her at a russian orphanage. >> i love my daughter very much. i miss her. i want to be reunited with her and i want to bring her home. >> she is trying to be very optim
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